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Matthew 19:4-9New King James Version (NKJV)

And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made[a] them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’[b] and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’?[c] So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”

They said to Him, “Why then did Moses command to give a certificate of divorce, and to put her away?”

He said to them, “Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, permitted you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so. And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality,[d] and marries another, commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery.”

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 19:4 NU-Text reads created.
  2. Matthew 19:4 Genesis 1:27; 5:2
  3. Matthew 19:5 Genesis 2:24
  4. Matthew 19:9 Or fornication
New King James Version (NKJV)

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Matthew 19:4-9New International Version (NIV)

“Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’[a] and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’[b]? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

“Why then,” they asked, “did Moses command that a man give his wife a certificate of divorce and send her away?”

Jesus replied, “Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning. I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.”

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 19:4 Gen. 1:27
  2. Matthew 19:5 Gen. 2:24
New International Version (NIV)

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Matthew 19:4-9Amplified Bible (AMP)

He replied, “Have you never read that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and shall be joined inseparably to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, let no one separate.” The Pharisees said to Him, “Why then did Moses command us to give her a certificate of divorce and send her away?” He said to them, “Because your hearts were hard and stubborn Moses permitted you to divorce your wives; but from the beginning it has not been this way. I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery[a].”

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 19:9 Some early mss add the phrase “...and he who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.”
Amplified Bible (AMP)

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Matthew 19:4-9New American Standard Bible (NASB)

And He answered and said, “Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.” They *said to Him, “Why then did Moses command to give her a certificate of divorce and send her away?” He *said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart Moses permitted you to [a]divorce your wives; but from the beginning it has not been this way. And I say to you, whoever [b]divorces his wife, except for [c]immorality, and marries another woman [d]commits adultery[e].”

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 19:8 Or send away
  2. Matthew 19:9 Or sends away
  3. Matthew 19:9 Lit fornication
  4. Matthew 19:9 Some early mss read makes her commit adultery
  5. Matthew 19:9 Some early mss add and he who marries a divorced woman commits adultery
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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